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UPS Locates Contents of Tucker Carlson's Package After He Said Incriminating Biden Documents Went Missing

Newsweek logo Newsweek 10/29/2020 Emily Czachor
a truck is parked in front of a building: A United Parcel Service (UPS) employee loads packages into a vehicle in San Francisco, California, on July 30. The shipping company reportedly located the contents of Tucker Carlson's compromised package, which he claimed contained incriminating information about Joe Biden, on Thursday. © Justin Sullivan/Getty A United Parcel Service (UPS) employee loads packages into a vehicle in San Francisco, California, on July 30. The shipping company reportedly located the contents of Tucker Carlson's compromised package, which he claimed contained incriminating information about Joe Biden, on Thursday.

United Parcel Service (UPS) reportedly located the contents of Tucker Carlson's misplaced package on Thursday, shortly after the Fox News host said he had obtained incriminating documents about Joe Biden's family that were subsequently lost en route to California.

A UPS spokesperson confirmed that company employees found and identified Carlson's missing parcel by midday on Thursday, less than 24 hours after Carlson said it was missing on Fox News, according to reports from multiple news outlets.

"After an extensive search, we have found the contents of the package and are arranging for its return," the spokesperson reportedly said. "UPS will always focus first on our customers and will never stop working to solve issues and make things right."

During a segment that aired Wednesday as part of his Fox News program, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson said a source sent confidential documents concerning Biden's family to the network at the beginning of the week.

"We believe those documents are authentic, are real and damning," he told viewers, intimating later that the documents pertained to the presidential nominee's son Hunter Biden and his business dealings in China and the Ukraine.

Similar claims, which resurfaced in the final weeks leading up to Election Day, leveraged accusations against the former vice president in connection with Hunter's supposed business deals. The validity of these accusations has been questioned, given the timing of their release and the absence of source testimony or definitive evidence to support them.

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On Wednesday, Carlson recounted Fox producers' efforts to dispatch the Biden documents via a cross-country shipment to California. He did not name the shipping company explicitly during the segment but said that "the Biden documents never arrived in Los Angeles" as planned. He said subsequent correspondence with the mail carrier confirmed the package was stalled at a sorting facility without the documents inside.

"Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing," Carlson said, adding, "Those documents have vanished."

He continued, "As of tonight, the company has no idea and no working theory about what happened to this trove of materials, documents that are directly relevant to the presidential campaign just six days out."

Carlson's remarks about the alleged Biden documents and missing package drew widespread scrutiny, as many wondered why a news organization would risk sending classified documents through the mail before photocopying the pages for safekeeping. Others asked why Fox News would decide to mail the documents when they could have been scanned and sent digitally.

Newsweek reached out to UPS and Fox News for further comment but did not receive replies in time for publication.

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